Version: 1.0 || Release Date: 2011-05-16 || License: Shareware ($10) Developer: Plum Amazing | App Owner: juliankauai

New! Amazingly useful productivity app. Type a few characters to insert a large block of text or a picture instantly..

yType is a new productivity tool that runs in the background to amplify your typing ability. Type a few characters (which we call a shortcut) to paste a much larger block of text (called an expansion) like your name, a url, picture or even several pages of formatted text instantly anywhere on your Mac in any application. yType instantly makes any Mac user more productive.

Do you get tired typing the same url, address or response letter all the time? Save hours of time, typing hundreds of characters and the strain on your hands, eyes and brain of doing the same thing over and over. This is what computers are for. Use yType and type a few letters and a space to pop into any document a word, a sentence, a page, 20 pages or even more instantly. Use yType to 'do less and accomplish more'.


• works in the background and accelerates anyones typing.
• create a shortcut (a few letters) which when typed will enter large blocks of text or pictures and formatted text in any mac application.
• copy and paste or drag in the blocks of text, pictures or formatted text.
• use variables to insert the month, day, year, time, cursor, timezone.
• embed one variable/shortcut within another.
• search thru all shortcut/expansion pairs.
• select text and hit hotkeys to open yType and create a shortcut.
• type any symbil without searching, easily like ✓ or vheart for ♥ and hundreds of others.

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2 Opinions

yType is easy to use - Within seconds I had "programmed" yType to spell out some of my most used words, email addresses, phone numbers, passwords etc. I.e. every time i type lol+space, it spells out the phrase "Lots of love," for me, if i type pwd+space it spells out my most commonly used password, etc.
I'm a fast typer, but yType still saves me so much time by not having to spell out all those things - I have come to realize that the only limitation to this software is my own creativity!

Just finished another successful session experimenting with yType. What a way to overcome the lack of "stationery" in Gmail, a real compliment to Mailplane. Simple to insert photos from the iPhoto library.